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Details of Homeric Poems The origin of the Homeric poems The Iliad and the Odyssey are a partial mystery To recent day knowledge historians know of Homer and that he composed these epic poems The great mystery of these poems and the poet is that there are no historical implications of whom and how these poems were composed Although there isnt information of whom and how Homer used excellent location and details The poems in general are masterpieces of Greek literature but are being used in present day for more then reading and entertainment purposes There really is no solid information about Homer The stories that composed the Iliad and the Odyssey are informal unwritten orally developed stories Coolidge 105 It was Homer that added the place locations and details of the based on reality stories Researchers have studied the origins of Homer and here are two hypotheses as to Homers background The first hypothesis is that Homer lived with Nausicca and her father the King Alcinous He may be from the island of Scheria The next hypothesis would be that in Homers writhing he spelled his homelands name backward This was a form of Solomon thus Homer was a scholar a king Brown 1 Although Homer never gave information about his self in his writings there is information of the place and time he wrote This was decided upon the details and the usage of actual historical artifacts Homer used in his stories Homers poetry was firmly rooted in the late bronze era Gill 1 Homer probably lived after around the time of the Trojan War in Chaos or Snyeria Brown p 105 He was probably a scholar of history and writing Homer was realistic in the means of history and civilizations He had great knowledge of the Mycenaean civilization This was around 400 years before his time Homer was able to recall palaces and locations which were destroyed He has mentioned the Mycenaean
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